I have a variety of Guinea pigs for ADOPTION. The is a re-homing fee. 4 babies will be ready for adoption in 2 weeks. 2 all black females, 1 black/orange female and 1 all black male. Also have one black and white male that will be a year in June. I do have one cage also. These are pets only . Not food animals!!!!!' To good homes only.
Talishan, I hope so. Was thinking of you this morning when replying to the Haverhill person's email response. In my initial email I sent the link to your "why it's never a good idea to offer for free", and she/he replied that she/he did not know this, but had found three boys who took her pig. So did send a lengthy message back mentioning (as you had) how sometimes kids may become disenchanted and if she/he felt willing to please pass my name as a helper, along with the guinealynx website for help as needed. Hopefully they will take good care of him.
Tomorrow will be one week since we lost Star. I just got a sympothy card in the mail from the vet today which while I did cry again, it also made it more real and final. I couldn't imagine loving another and going through it again but time to give a home to another pig in Star's honor.
I live in Leominster Ma if you happen to come across anything.
We're within a half hour distance from one another so will keep my eyes out for a little girl. If you would let me know her personality and age, Star's personality, and who you are feeling may be a good match for her in these respects, will help as I am looking.
I don't know exact ages as pet store workers didn't have a clue.
Star was a tiny little thing. The vet estimated her to have been born in October. When we got her she was 240g and was 501g at her death. She was super friendly, vocal and fearless. She would wheek at the sound of anyone near and stick her nose through the cage bars waiting to lick you. She loved to be held and would hop up into your lap. She was always out and about in the cage.
Brownie has always been 2-3x bigger than Star. She is 900g. I have no idea of her age. She is VERY skittish and fearfull. She hides as much as she can and does not like to be handled at all. She doesn't like floor time either. She likes the security of her cage and hiding spots. I take her out multiple times and she is getting better at trusting me, but very far from the way Star was.
However, when Star was around. Brownie would run laps around the cage and did seem to enjoy floortime. Brownie seemed to follow Star's lead.
I went to the vet with my Cat today for his annual checkup and we of course talked about Star. When I mentioned looking for a companion for Brownie the Vet said he had wanted so bad to call me or say something today but would never bring it up but since I said it first......
He had two 8 week old girls that were born at his office that he had been caring for since. Someone surrendered their pregnant female and he took her in. He is keeping the Mother but wanted to rehome the 2 babies she had.
So while I wasn't expecting 2, I feel happy. He said there was no pressure to take both but i just had to lol. No one can ever replace Star, not ever. But she did open my heart.